Interdisciplinary East European Studies (Master)

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The master’s programme in Interdisciplinary Eastern European Studies qualifies early stage researchers for disciplines in the humanities and social sciences that deal with the East European region and societies. Graduates have specialist knowledge of the culture, society, politics and history of at least one of the countries in the region, as well as (at least) basic knowledge of an East European language.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 610

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The degree programme has the following structure: A compulsory module providing an introduction to multidisciplinary Eastern European studies, an alternative group of compulsory modules on disciplinary compensations, an alternative compulsory module providing a specialisation, and a compulsory module providing an individual specialisation. Furthermore, students have to complete compulsory interdisciplinary research seminars, as well as a compulsory master’s seminar, requiring them to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination. Students have to specialise in one of the following subject areas: Eastern European history, social sciences or Slavic languages and literatures.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Regional and cultural studies
  • Slavic languages and literatures
  • Society
  • Language skills
  • History

     Overview of the programme structure & topics

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    After Graduation

    Students acquire region-specific competences in humanities and social sciences. Graduates are qualified to work at institutions and companies that are active in the geographical and political region concerned.

    Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

    Graduate Survey

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    Career Tracking of Graduates

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